Searer Caps an Outstanding Career

Halle Frisco
Staff Writer

Tyson Searer, senior wrestler from Mifflin County, Pa., finished his final season at East
Stroudsburg University with an individual record of 19-9. His career record is 78-39.

In 2013, Searer (197) was an NCAA Division II National Qualifier. This year, Searer was one match shy of qualifying for the national championships.

Searer earned a career high fall count of six in the 2015-16 season. Searer, who is majoring in
nursing, was recognized on the NCAA DII Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Second
Team. He also made the Second Team in 2014 and 2015.

Currently ranked fourth in ESU’s overall career wins record since 2000, Searer seeds fifth in overall dual wins (46-9) records since 1984.

Searer placed fifth at the Super Region 1 tournament at 285. Searer finished his season ranked seventh in the NCAA DII wrestling rankings and had only one DII loss (6-1) to D.J. Sims from Pitt-Johnstown.

Searer has shown leadership through his four years at ESU and has helped younger wrestlers
find their groove and start their own winning careers. Searer holds the second best season dual winning percentage with .929 during his 2014-15 season. He had a 13-1 dual win record that year.

In his 2014-15 season, Searer had more than 20 wins with a record of 24-9 and was the only wrestler that season to have 20 or more wins. In 2012-13, for four weeks he was ranked first in the Super Region 1 rankings at 197.

He placed fifth at regional championships improving from sixth place in his previous seasons. Searer is ESU’s first fourtime place winner at regionals since reclassifying to Division II in 2009.

He also placed sixth at this year’s PSAC championships, matching his former placements in his 2013-14 and 2012-13 seasons.

The team finished eleventh of twelve PSAC teams. He is a three-time PSAC place winner. Searer was also the runner-up at the Doug Parker Invitational in Springfield.

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